MBRR Club Championship – The Dam Run – 17 September 2017


The Dam Run is Moreton Bay Road Runners’ Club Championship event and it has been held since 1986 when originally, the run was used as the last long distance run for members gearing up for the Gold Coast and other distance events.

The club championship race is a 25km race, starting at The Pavilion at Suttons Beach, Redcliffe and finishing at Petrie Dam.  The 2017 event route will once again follow the Moreton Bay Rail Link Bike path which runs from Kippa-Ring Station to Petrie Station for part of the course, and will then finish on the traditional route to Petrie Dam.

The full route is shown HERE. As in previous years, the distances are approximate! Refresh the page link if it doesn’t come up automatically.

25km Start – The rotunda at The Pavilion, Suttons Beach, Margate. Click HERE for map.

15km Start – Mango Hill East Train Station. The station is just west of St Benedict’s Catholic Primary School. Turn off Anzac Avenue into Capestone Blvd, right into St Benedict’s Close, then into the school car park. Walk down track to station.

10km Start – Kallangur Train Station – near the intersection of Goodfellows Road and Russell Street, Kallangur

5km Start – Gordon Jackson Lookout – the shelter shed on Dayboro Road, Petrie. Click HERE for map

Club trophies are awarded to the first placed male and first place female for the 25km event. There is also a 15km run, a 10km run, a 10km walk, a 5km run and a 5km walk, all starting at points along the main course run.

The Dam Run is fun, competitive and a great morning out.  Lots of members participate and their family and friends come to support them however, for insurance reasons, running in any of the events is restricted to financial members of MBRR.  Unfortunately, any non-financial family, friends or anyone running with the club as a trial prior to applying for membership are not permitted to participate in the Dam Run.

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Race Day Information

Distance Pace Wave for 25kms Briefing Time Start Time
25km run 6km pace or more First wave 5.15am 5.30am
25km run Between 5km and 6km pace Second wave 5.45am 6.00am
25km run Less than 5km pace Third wave 6.15am 6.30am
15km run n/a One start only 6.30am 6.45am
10km walk n/a One start only 6.15am 6.30am
10km run n/a One start only 6.45am 7.00am
5km walk n/a One start only 6.45am 7.00am
5km run n/a One start only 7.15am 7.30am

It is important that you arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your start time so you can get your warm clothes and personal gear into a car to be transported to the finish at the dam.  We will organise a car at each start specifically for this purpose.  Your gear will be at the dam when you finish.

Several water stops will be provided along the course, however it is recommended that all participants carry their own water (particularly in the 25km). If you have not run the course before, further directions will be given at the water stops.  There will also be marshals placed at key points along the route and we recommend you run with a phone just in case.

You will need to organise transport back home – perhaps get friends/family to cheer you on, then arrange to meet you at the dam wall for presentations and our barbeque breakfast.  The majority of participants do this – a very enjoyable way to spend a Sunday morning.  If you don’t have anyone organised to bring you back to your car, we will organise carpooling from the dam after the BBQ.

If you have any questions, email info.mbrr@gmail.com and one of our committee will get back to you as soon as they can.